3.30.2016

Burda Reversible Jacket #120 from the 01/2016 issue in Paisley Faux Suede

I have made a new jacket.
On this beautiful Spring day, surrounded by blooming dogwoods, I have finished one of my winter planned items.  Sewing for winter?  In March?  Ahhhhh!  Guess one can look at it that I'm really really late for this year's season.... or really really early for next year's?!  ;)  With our South Carolina transitional weather, it's a wearable item right now.  Today I am wearing it with a rtw top and one of the Ottobre no. 14 pants.
Anyway, this is another Burda Reversible Jacket #120 from the 01/2016 issues in washable faux suede.  A boxy jacket with simple lines, you can read more about its construction details here in the post I wrote when I made my first one.  I again, made a size 38 with no modifications.  You can also find the pattern online here
Photo credit Burdastyle
Burda made their jacket out of faux fur.  I like the top's collar at the neck they paired with this jacket and may keep that in mind for a future top.
Photo credit Burdastyle
I like this pattern because it finishes as a fully lined, all seams enclosed jacket, not because it can be 'reversible'.  This jacket will only be worn paisley faux suede side out.
The lining fabric is inexpensive satin purchased at my local WalMart for $1.97 yard.  Beware, this stuff shreds!  You don't even have to touch it to watch it shred!  But living in a small rural town, I am so lucky to have a WalMart nearby that has a fabric department.... and this satin was a perfect color match!  I chose to sew the matte side as the 'right side' of the satin for my lining, as I knew the fabric would be seen and did not want the shiny shiny look peeking out.  The washable paisley faux suede came from Hancock's.  I have to confess, I did hold my breath as I pre-washed this pretty faux suede wondering if I was ruining my fabric, but it washed well and was even dried in the dryer.  Now that the fabric is a jacket, I'll be washing it in cold water, on the delicate cycle of my washing machine and hanging to dry.  I'm much more brutal on my fabric pre-washing/pre-drying than after the garment is made.  If the fabric is going to shrink, fade, become misshapen or whatever, I want it to happen during the pre-wash/pre-dry process..... not after pouring time and effort into the garment to see the fabric misbehave.
Side view.  I did a better job of setting in the sleeves on this jacket as I wasn't in such a rush to finish this one.  :)
Back view.  Not sure why my camera did not focus properly here, but at least you can see the jacket's back shape.  I did a better job of finishing the back on this one too.  Burda has you leave @7" opening in the back hem for the turning of the jacket and finishing of sleeve hems, then you slip-stitch it closed.
Using my threads Sewing Guide book to learn the finer details of the Slipstitch hand sewing method, instead of haphazardly sewing the seam closed, produced a beautiful finish.  Because of the satin's severe shredding, and not wanting to leave any needle holes on my lining, I (finally!) thought to use my Clover Wonder Clips to hold my work.  Why has it taken me so long to use those?!
The faux suede gives this jacket a little more body, but it still feel like an unstructured, informal easy to throw on and go jacket.  Haven't put a closure on this one and not sure I will.
This pretty dogwood, along with distant mountain views, was my backdrop today.  We have a second story deck that wraps around our home and it's such a treat when this particular dogwood blooms, as it grows right next to the deck and you can simply look down and enjoy its blooms.
Like this.  :)
Happy Sewing Everyone!

18 comments:

  1. What a glorious tree, and what a glorious jacket. It seems perfectly seasonal to me, and so pretty. I'm sure it'll be a fantastic addition to your Spring and Autumn wardrobe. :-) TS

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  2. Wow, you are so pretty!
    The jacket fits perfectly.

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    1. You are so sweet! Thank you ever so much! :)

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  3. Those golds and orange colors are as perfect in spring as they are in autumn. It all depends on what you pair with it. That rtw top is springy. Wear it in fall with dark gold or even an olive (maybe?) and it'll look just right then too. You hit it out of the park again, Lisa!

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    1. You've put some of my fears to rest, as I wondered if the Autumnal colors did not suit the Spring season. Weight wise, this jacket is perfect for the weather. Thank you again Barbara! :)

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  4. The colours are so autumny and the faux suede has such a lovely drape.
    Oh Lisa, the lining side is breath taking! I will wear it as the right side out on a special ocassion! And carry a gold clutch!

    Your dogwood backdrop is so lovely too! I can picture how lovely it must be to sit on your deck on a spring morning and have breakfast!

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    1. Well now you've got me second guessing wearing this jacket inside-out! Hmmmm, I do have enough of the paisley faux suede to make a skirt..... maybe?! You are so sweet and wish I could share a cup of tea or coffee sitting on my deck with you Erin! :)

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  5. So pretty! I love paisley prints - I even named my dog "Paisley" :)

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    1. Great name for your sweet pup! Thank you so much! :)

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  6. That's a gorgoeus jacket, and oh that tree! what a joy to look out and enjoy those flowers for the season! we never ever get those here, but I remember how beautiful they are from when we lived briefly in the US. pure magnificence :)

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    1. Thank you ever so much sweet Carolyn! :)

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  7. Well, I'm not sure if my comment reached your blog, it kind of disappeared when I hit send. I was saying that this is anither beautiful jacket, your sewing is so neat and the fit is great! Also I think you have chosen a perfect fabric combinazion for it. I don't think the jacket needs a closure, I like the style the missing closure creates!

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    1. Glad you sent another one as this one got through. Thank you so much for your thoughts about the jacket. It makes me feel even better to not put a closure on it. :)

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  8. Hi Lisa, I am so late for commenting on this beautiful jacket. Really love your work inside and out. Pretty fabric and the style is so easy to wear with anything. Happy sewing!

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    1. Thank you so much Hana for the sweet compliment! :)

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  9. Hello Lisa, my new computer finally arrived late last week and my lovely husband set it up over the weekend - I did some of his bookkeeping, so I think that is a fair swap :). What a lovely jacket - the highly patterned fabric needs a simple line of jacket. Just right. I agree, one has to be grateful to have any sort of fabric store close to one's home, especially in the economic climate that we are currently adjusting too.

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    1. Yay that you are up and running again with a new computer! Been missing you. I find that I am turning to this jacket over and over again. The faux suede gives it better structure than the crepe I used previously.

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